Grant Alerts

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry- Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (Deadline: 12/15/16)
The Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children grant program is accepting proposals from pediatric dental care organizations for developing community-based initiatives to provide dental care to underserved children.

California Department of Education- 21st Century Community Learning Centers (Deadline: 12/21/16)
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Elementary and Middle School program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment during non-school hours to students in high-poverty and low-performance schools.

Humana Foundation- Foundation Grant for Community  (Deadline: 12/15/16)
OneSight provides funding for school-based vision center (SBVC) programs in the United States and U.S. territories that provide access to vision care for students in communities with need.

Health Resources Services Administration- Health Care Delivery System Innovations for Children with Medical Complexity   (Deadline: 02/15/17)
This initiative seeks to develop and implement innovative care and payment models for children with medical complexity by engaging relevant stakeholders to test strategies and build evidence for optimizing high quality, cost-effective, family-centered care.

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School Meal Programs Innovate to Improve Student Nutrition, a report from the Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project by the Pew Trusts and RWJF, analyzes progress and challenges in schools’ transitions to healthier foods standards. Results from school system studies conducted in Connecticut, Texas, and Washington are reviewed, providing insights on what changes had the most positive impact on encouraging healthy eating in schools.

When Words Aren’t Necessary a new guide from the George Lucas Educational Foundation, discusses how to improve education for English-language learners in the classroom to help them succeed. The toolkit provides suggestions on how to provide ways in which students can interact and feel comfortable, regardless of the language they speak.

Screening in Primary Care: What Is the Best Way to Identify At Risk Youth for Substance Use? 
 is a report by the American Academy of Pediatrics on studies that compare screening methods for substance abuse among youth and adolescents. The report discusses the effectiveness of different methods in the primary care setting and provides discussion on how to balance precision and practicality in the administration of different types of tests.

Job Opportunities

Community Health Center of Richmond- Director, Maternal and Infant Community Health Collaborative (Staten Island, NY)
The Community Health Center of Richmond is currently seeking a full-time Director for its Maternal and Infant Community Health Collaborative. Responsibilities include implementing and monitoring work plan strategies for outreach, service coordination, consortium, digital media, and community and public education sessions; establishing and maintaining relationships with other community health and human services providers; and preparing regulatory reports regarding program implementation activities. Qualifications for the position include Master’s degree with experience in public health, community organization, and clinical case management (focused on individual and family), as well as experience with supervision, program management, and grant reporting.

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials- Senior Analyst, Immunization (Arlington, VA)
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials seeks a Senior Analyst for Immunization who will assist the Director of the Immunization Department fulfill federally funded project deliverables and programs related to childhood, adolescent, and adult immunization. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s degree in public health or health sciences and two years of experience in public health, public policy, or a related field.

Marshfield Public Schools- School District Nurse Leader (Marshfield, MA)
The Marshfield Public Schools system is seeking a head nurse that will report directly to the Assistant Superintendent of Sped/Pupil Personnel Services. To apply, interested individuals must be licensed as a school nurse and RN in the state of Massachusetts.

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene –Director of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Baltimore, MD)
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is currently seeking a full-time Director of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Responsibilities of the position include managing internal operations which include policy and procedure development, personnel functions, trainings, and workforce development initiatives; coordinating surveillance activities related to maternal and child health; providing coordination and expert knowledge on public and personal health issues related to MCH; and supervising regulatory and statutory programs related to MCH. Qualified applicants must have a Master’s degree in public health or a related field and five years of work experience.

Upcoming Meetings

December 13, 2016, 1:00 PM ET. . Webinar: Measuring Social Determinants of Health among Low-Income Populations: Early Insights from State Initiatives

December 13, 2016, 3:00 PM ET. Webinar: Rankings in Action: Schools as a Hub for Health

February 15-17, 2017. Communities Joined in Action Conference- Unleashing the Power of Communities: Achieving Health, Well-being, and Equity 


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